Dactylis L.

1 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories except NT

*Dactylis glomerata L.

Spikelets with 3–several flowers, almost sessile, compressed, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes equal, membranous, 5–6 mm long, subulate or with an awn c. 1 mm long. Lemmas similar to the glumes. Inflorescence paniculate, often one-sided, up to 25 cm long; the spikelets crowded on the branches which are distantly spaced. Erect tufted perennial up to 1 m high. Leaves scabrous; blades c. 25 cm long and 5 mm wide; ligule membranous, c. 1 cm long. Widespread. Pastures; roadsides; weed. Introd. from Europe. Fl. summer. Cocksfoot